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Romney did worse than Bush with Mormon vote

(Salt Lake Tribune) Mitt Romney may have received a boost from Mormon donors and volunteers, but he didn’t get a spike in Mormon support on Election Day.

President George W. Bush actually outperformed Romney, the first Mormon to represent a major party, among LDS voters nationwide, according to exit polls and an analysis by the Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life.

In 2004, Bush got 80 percent of the Mormon vote while Romney pulled in 78 percent this Tuesday. Statistically speaking, that means Romney broke even with past Mormon performance.